I wish I was back here. I stayed in the camp for 3 nights and it was great. It wasn't long after being picked up from the airport that we were watching 3 cheetahs do their thing. They looked for a good meal and then for some good shade. They didn't find a meal, but they did find shade.
Wilson (Manager) picked us up from the airport and guided us the entire time. He's an awesome guide and photographer. He knows the area and the animals very well. He also took care of everyone, along with his staff, at the camp.
Every night we relaxed around the campfire as dinner was being prepared and we would return after dinner for a night cap. The groups that came and went while I was there were great. It made for lively and enjoyable talks around the fire. It was also nice to have mini reunions as we meet the same people at the Mara camp.
The game viewing was great. We had a special night drive were we saw a leopard (lit in red spotlight) very near the camp. There are a few raised lookouts, near waterholes, around the conservancy where you can get out of the vehicle and watch the animals up close. We spent an evening perched on one of the lookouts, drinking Tuskers, watching and listening to elephants drink.
Don't miss the village visit. It's an eye opener.
Thanks to Wilson and his staff for creating a memorable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gamewatchers Adventure Camp, Selenkay, is sited in the Selenkay Wildife Conservancy in the Amboseli eco-system. For those for whom the wildlife safari experience is more important than the accommodation, and who are prepared to sleep in small tents in sleeping bags with an element of “roughing it”, this gives an opportunity for an exceptional and exclusive wildlife experience with high quality guiding but at a much lower price than expensive up-market safari lodges. ... more less